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in advance

Prior to something else, such as the start of something, a deadline, or the occurrence of an event. Unfortunately you'll have to submit the piece in order to get paid. We never pay in advance. I like to check out the route in advance so I don't run into any surprises when I'm driving to my interview.
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in advance

[of something given, paid, or provided] before it is due. The bill isn't due for a month, but I paid it in advance. I want my pay in advance.
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in advance

1. Beforehand, ahead of time. For example, He insisted on being paid half his fee in advance.
2. in advance of. In front of, as in The point man moved in advance of the squad. [Mid-1600s]
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in adˈvance (of something)

before the time that is expected; before something happens: a week/month/year in advanceIt’s cheaper if you book the tickets in advance.People were evacuated from the coastal regions in advance of the hurricane. OPPOSITE: in the wake of somebody/something
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in advance

Ahead of time; beforehand.
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